Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                         
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MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS 

 Bay County Audubon will host its first general membership meeting of the 2018-2019 season on Monday evening September 10th at the Science and Discovery Center. Dr. Pam Overmyer will be presenting a talk entitled “Bluebird Trails”. She will describe her experience of creating two bluebird trails, report the results, show photos of these popular songbirds, and tell us how to make a bluebird trail. Please join us at 6:30. The presentation will be followed by a short business meeting, and social. The meeting is open to the general public. 

6:30 PM. Science and Discovery Center, 308 Airport Road, Panama City

Please note new meeting time 6:30 PM
Upcoming Events
Saturday, Aug 25 - Camp Helen State Park  Monthly Species Count
We will meet at the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. We sometimes divide our group to cover the north side of the park as well as the coastal areas. We appreciate any amount of time given to help document our avian friends! 
Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to lpca08@gmail.com so we have an idea of how many participants to expect. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and/or sunscreen. Looking forward to it!


Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN7aQ_gRDk
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
Saturday, Sept. 22 – Field trip/bird walk to St. Andrews State Park, led by Tom and Teri Floore. Join us in exploring the trails and ponds at this popular park. We will be walking around Gator Lake and other park trails to look for a variety of woodland and water birds. There may even be a few fall migrants. Bring binoculars (we have some to lend out), insect repellent and snacks and drinks. Meet us in the parking area at Gator Lake at 8:00am – 8:15am. Park entry fee is $8. per car Call Ron at 763-7485 or cell # 850-381-5651. No texts, please.
Saturday, Sept 15- Lake Powell Cleanup Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Lake Powell Park or at Camp Helen State Park. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 75 volunteers to register! The cleanup will last until noon. After the cleanup join us for pizza, learn about the LPCA’s conservation efforts, and stand proud for a group photo. Participate in a 'Chance Drawing' to win some very nice prizes donated by our sponsors.

Bring closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, grabber, work gloves, water or refillable bottle, and snacks. If you wish, bring your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the armada of cleanup crews! If you do bring your watercraft, please bring required life jackets, whistle, and safety devices. We will provide vinyl gloves, garbage bags, data cards, coffee and donuts, water, and snacks.